Count with SQLRPGLE Variable File Name Been having fun with SQL and RPGLE this afternoon… the question was “How do I find out if and how many policies exist in one of the reservation files for a given customer code?” Obviously, we could write a little piece of RPGLE doing a READ LOOP and incrementing

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Back in the olden days – files were filled with numbers and long string of data. Words like SAUSAGES might have been stored as a 30 ALPHA field in the format “SAUSAGES______________________” which, even tho its padded with *blanks – is just wasting a lot of space. Nowadays, most systems use variable length fields, shorter,

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